Al Obayuwana

Al O 2024-05-05 at 9.30.09 PM

Al Obayuwana

Executive Director

Al Obayuwana joins Local Matters as Executive Director, bringing over 20 years of community building and nonprofit leadership experience. With a passion for holistic community building and servant leadership, Al will drive organizational impact through fundraising, strategic leadership, and community engagement. His extensive background in community development and commitment to innovation make him an ideal fit for Local Matters. As Executive Director, Al will inspire collaboration, inclusivity, and empowerment, propelling the organization forward in food education, access, and advocacy.

When he is not leading the charge at Local Matters, Al can be found on the disc golf course, traveling and trying new foods, or just enjoying the beauty of Central Ohio’s outdoor spaces. He resides in Columbus with his wife, three daughters, and their lovable multilingual dog, Ziggy.

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